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Hamburg Port Anniversary – from May 10th to May 13th, 2018 – join our public tours!

Hamburg Port Anniversary

Tours are available in other languages and at different starting times for private groups!

For three consecutive days every year, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg celebrates the birthday of its port with the largest harbor festival in the world.

Huge sailing ships and big luxury cruise liners visit our harbor. On the so called Hafenmeile, which means “the promenade near the quays”, more than one million guests celebrate the Harbor Festival enjoying music, food stands and the like.

A must see highlight is the impressive fireworks show on Saturday night starting at 10:30 pm.

Take the opportunity and dive more deeply into Hamburg’s history by attending one of our guided tours during the harbor port anniversary days.

Either you follow the ancient sailor’s path to St. Pauli by starting at Subway-Station St. Pauli U3, exit Millerntorplatz, bus stop or you want to feel like one of the great explorers and want to discover the largest inner city projects in Europe, the HafenCity.

Our Port Anniversary Public Tours:

Both tours are available in other languages and at different starting times for private groups. Please use our contact form for more information or send a mail to mail@city-sightseeing.hamburg.

St. Pauli Red Light District /
Reeperbahn

Tour description below

Guided Walking Tour – 2 hours

Registration required

If you want to buy your ticket in advance click here or simply inform us.

Price

Per person: 20 EUR
Reduced: 15 EUR (students)

Max. 20 guests

We provide a 2nd guide if more than
20 people register for a tour.

Tour Times – Friday, May 11th, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tour Times – Saturday, May 12th, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Meeting Point

Subway-Station St. Pauli U3, exit Millerntorplatz, bus stop


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Warehouse District /
HafenCity

Tour description below

Guided Walking Tour – 1.5 hours

Registration required

Simply inform us.

Price

Per person: 20 EUR
Children join us for free

Max. 20 guests

We provide a 2nd guide if more than
20 people register for a tour.

Tour Times – Friday, May 11th, 2018

10:00 – 11:30 am  and  2:30 – 4:00 pm

Tour Times – Saturday, May 12th, 2018

10:00 am – 11:30 am  and  2:30 – 4:00 pm

Meeting Point

Subway-Station Ueberseequartier U4, exit: Cruise Terminal


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Good to know

  • Come rain come shine we start each tour!
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  • Please feel free to thank the guides by considering a gratuity.

Tour description St. Pauli Red Light District / Reeperbahn

Hamburg Port Anniversary FireworksMore information about prices, meeting point etc. above.

During our tour you will get answers to questions like these:

  • When did St. Pauli become a quarter famous for its parties and amusement opportunities?
  • Is it really the sailors who created this special atmosphere?
  • Where did the Beatles enter the stage?

Discover historic sites of St. Pauli!

We will guide you along historic sites such as the Bernhard Nocht Institute.  Because of a Cholera epidemic in 1892 Bernhard Nocht was one of the first physicians who insisted on having a doctor on a ship and control the harbor area.

Today the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine is Germany’s largest institution for research, services and training in the field of tropical diseases and emerging infections.

Hamburg’s Red Light District spots

St. Pauli means “Red Light District“; we will follow the Davidstrasse, peek into the Herberstrasse but will also show you one of Germany’s well known police stations: the Davidwache.

Enough hints for your own party!

On the Reeperbahn* today we find various theaters, e.g. the Rocky musical theater, lots of exciting little shops, bars and restaurants. We will give you hints where to celebrate your own party tonight.

Where can you find the great freedom?

Our tour ends in a street called „Grosse Freiheit“ (the translation means great freedom). We will explain that this has nothing to do with the Table Dance bars that you will also find here nowadays.

Registration required

If you want to buy your ticket in advance click here or simply inform us.

More information about prices, meeting point etc. above.

Reeperbahn* = Reepe in German means rope for sailing ships. And this really refers to the old sailors’ times, because the ropes were made in St. Pauli on 300 m long work stations.

If you would like to follow the German group find out more at heute-stadtfuehrung.hamburg/hafengeburtstag

Tour description Warehouse District / HafenCity

Warehouse District and Elbphilharmonic HallMore information about prices, meeting point etc. above.

During this guided tour we walk from one of the most modern quarters in Europe to the old warehouse district, the so-called Speicherstadt, which since July 2015 belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will show you how city planning is being practiced in the 21th century.

The HafenCity is an outstanding city planning project for the whole of Europe. Numerous architects from all over the world designed impressing state of the art projects and buildings.

Historic buildings that were turned into museums, historic quay walls completed with modern designs, an old harbor basins that is now the home for traditional ships – the past is always omnipresent, even in the futuristic HafenCity.

In contrast to this modern quarter we will discover the old warehouse district, UNESCO World Heritage since July 2015.

Look at amazing red brick architecture from the end the 19th century, located on an area of about 630 000 m².

We will tell you about the hard work of the harbor workers when goods in Hamburg still arrived in bags and boxes and had to be lifted into the storage areas of the warehouses. Then life in the harbor changed completely with the arrival of the first container ships in 1968.

Join us on an amazing tour through more than one century.

Registration required

Simply inform us.

More information about prices, meeting point etc. above.

 

 

 

 

Pictures:
Reeperbahn daylight: Katharina Wieland Müller, pixelio.de
Warehouse District, three small pictures: Olaf Schneider, pixelio.de (2x by night), Lisa Schwarz, pixelio.de (1x daylight)
Warehouse District and Elbphilharmonic Hall: Lupo, pixelio.de
Others: Jutta Hülsmann